Hot Stove Banquet Set For Thursday, Jan. 26

Guest Speakers, Silent Auction Will Highlight 2016 Event

By Bobby Coon / Delmarva Shorebirds | December 14, 2016 11:39 AM ET

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds, Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, invite all of Delmarva to the team's 16th Annual Hot Stove Banquet, which will be held at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

In addition to a buffet dinner, the banquet will feature a number of speakers from the Baltimore Orioles' system and a silent auction to benefit the Shorebirds Fly Together Fund and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

"After an extremely successful 2016 season on and off the field, we know our fans are looking forward to another great season of Shorebirds baseball," Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters said. "This event will help get everyone looking forward to all the new and exciting elements coming to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium this upcoming season."

Tickets to the event can be purchased in tables of eight for $260 dollars or on an individual basis for $35 each. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and availability is limited. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.

Speakers currently scheduled to attend include Kent Qualls, Orioles Director of Minor League Operations, Pat Filippone, President of 7th Inning Stretch, the group that owns the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Stockton Ports of the California League, and the Everett Aquasox of the Northwest League, and Chris Bitters, General Manager of your Delmarva Shorebirds. Additional speakers and special guests will be announced at a later date. 

Attendees will also have the chance to participate in a silent auction and raffle of sports memorabilia to benefit the Shorebirds Fly Together Fund and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Numerous items from professional and minor league franchises including the Baltimore Orioles will be up for grabs.

Tickets to the Delmarva Shorebirds' 16th Annual Hot Stove Banquet on Thursday, January 26th would make for a great and unique gift for the baseball fan on your shopping list this holiday season. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 410-219-3112.

Delmarva Shorebirds

The Delmarva Shorebirds are the Class "A" Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The Shorebirds are owned by 
7th Inning Stretch, LLC, the same company that owns the Stockton Ports of the California League and the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League.

The Shorebirds will celebrate their 22nd season in 2017, and have entertained nearly five million fans since beginning play at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md. in 1996. The team has captured South Atlantic League titles in 1997 and 2000 while successfully hosting the South Atlantic League All-Star Game in 1999 and 2011.

For more information on the Shorebirds, call 410-219-3112 or visit


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